ascending aorta


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ascending aorta

[ə′send·iŋ‚ā′ȯrd·ə]
(anatomy)
The first part of the aorta, extending from its origin in the heart to the aortic arch.
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the ascending aorta and the pulmonary artery trunk (Figure 3) with severe pulmonary hypertension nonreactive to intravenous nitrates and 100% oxygen.
1, 2) with a diameter of 6 mm located 17 mm above the rim of the sinotubular junction originating at the left anterolateral aspect of the ascending aorta with an angle of 80 degree.
On the ventrodorsal view, the ascending aorta can be visualized on the right of the midline (Fig 3).
However, there were no correlations between stroke volume, cardiac output, or ascending aorta compliance and the subjects' BMI, Dr.
The ascending aorta was repaired and the vein grafts reimplanted.
The pump then pulls blood from the left ventricle through an inlet area in the pump's tip and expels blood from the catheter into the ascending aorta.
6 - The prosthesis of the ascending aorta with aortic valve biological beef.
In February 2012, when the family lived in Utah, Andrew discovered he had been born with a congenitally malformed aortic valve and had developed an aneurysm (bulge) of the ascending aorta.
The study, however, revealed the dialysis catheter to actually be in the ascending aorta rather than the superior vena cava (Figure 2).
Anterior chest, neck and throat pain mimicking angina may be secondary to abnormalities related to the ascending aorta, whereas back and abdominal pain often indicate descending aortic injury.